Tale of Genji Designs on Set of Shelves

Dublin Core

Title

Tale of Genji Designs on Set of Shelves

Subject

Arts-Decorative Arts; Arts-Literature
Classical literature

Description

This three-tier set of zushidana-type shelves includes a cabinet on the middle level in which the doors swing out and another lower level with a sliding door. The decorative motifs are based on the Heian-period romantic classic, The Tale of Genji. In addition to the lacquer and pulverized stone used in the motif, inlaid mother-of-pearl, gold, silver, and tin are also employed.

Source

Money Hickman et al, "Japan's Golden Age: Momoyama" Dallas Museum of Art, 1996, scan of image on p. 249, pl. 119.

Contributor

Woudenberg, Annie
St. Olaf College

Rights

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only.

Format

Image/jpg

Type

Still image

Identifier

soc000245

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Azuchi-Momoyama 1573 - 1615
1573-1615 CE
Tokushima
Tokushima , Japan

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

723 w x 731 h, 72 ppi

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/8f438e3ab91d6c91cb82a1d89fc13376.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Tale of Genji Designs on Set of Shelves,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed July 18, 2024, https://ideasproject.org/items/show/3066.